Cybersecurity Awareness Month Newsletter

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Multi-Factor Authentication

MFA Infographic

WashU’s multi-factor authentication provider is Duo, an industry leader in cybersecurity services. You can improve the strength of multi-factor authentication by opting for multi-factor authentication exclusively via an app. Here is a link that helps you set this up for WashU MFA Where can I change my device’s default authentication method? (

Did You Log in Somewhere Without WashU MFA?

All University websites that ask you for a username and password should utilize WashU MFA. If you’ve logged in somewhere that didn’t employ MFA, please report the website to the IAM team for review at

WashU MFA Support & Questions

Please contact the WashU IT Service Desk at 314-933-3333.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Test Your Knowledge Competition

We invite you to show us what you know by entering our Test Your Knowledge: Cybersecurity Awareness Month edition.

Complete this activity to test what you know and receive an entry for a Bear Bucks award.

  • Grand Prize: $1,000 BearBucks credit
  • First Runner Up: $500 BearBucks credit
  • Second Runner Up: $300 BearBucks credit
  • Third Runner Up: $200 BearBucks credit

Head over to our competition page for more instructions about getting entered to win.